A sweat-drenched v-neck t-shirt soaks
Through a sky blue button-down long
Sleeve shirt with frayed collar and
Perspiration splotched faded tan linen
Pants loose their wrinkle.
Absorbent crew socks prevent running
Shoes insoles from getting squishy.
Orange palm rubber coated gloves
Protect the hands pulling weeds,
Weeds that are intertwined, weaved
Tightly among the green chain-link
A navy blue floppy brim canvas hat--
The protruding circumference shades
The ears and the bridge of the nose.
The mind wanders, thinks about last
Night's takeout family meal--
Spicy fried chicken, butter biscuits and
Coleslaw--waiting in the refrigerator.
While mom is away, the child will play;
Pretend to be a landscaper's assistant.
Best better clean up this mess before
She returns home.